Everyone loves a beautiful furniture. Maintaining it is a chore but needed if you want to keep it in perfect condition. Furniture care techniques differ for each material. Here are some tips for caring for your wood and metal patio furniture.
Coatings are essential for outdoor furniture. Do not hesitate in spending extra for a furniture coating as this helps a great deal in making your furniture last long and improve its appearance. It protects your furniture from rain, rust, and damage from sunlight.
Use an umbrella
Direct sunlight can affect the appearance and quality of your wooden furniture. Coatings can help protect it but is still susceptible to damage when continuously exposed to direct sunlight. To make sure that your furniture will last long, you can use an umbrella large enough that could cover your furniture.
Keep it covered
You can use furniture covers as an alternative to an umbrella. Furniture covers help a lot in keeping your outdoor furniture in top shape. It protects your furniture from dust, dirt, and rain. Make sure to use water-resistant furniture covers to protect it from rain.
Clean off bird droppings
Bird droppings could damage your furniture’s paint or protective finish. Make sure to wipe them off as soon as possible. In case the droppings have become hard, you can sprinkle some baking soda and scrub it off. A mixture of white vinegar and water can also be used. Let the solution soak for a few minutes then use a scrub. Do not let it sit for too long as it could cause damage to your wood furniture.
Regularly clean your furniture
Use mild dish soap and warm water then rinse and wipe with a dry cloth. You can use a brush to clean crevices and hard to reach areas. It is best cleaning your furniture on a sunny day to help it dry off quicker.
Make it a habit of regularly cleaning your furniture regardless of where you place them. Do not hesitate in spending on products that could help protect your furniture as this could help your furniture last longer. Keep these things in mind to keep your furniture in tip-top condition.
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